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"Antigua Market
"Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City""Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish
From $169.00
 
Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum in Antigua
"Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish such as hilachas or tamales two side dishes and one dessert
From $150.00
 
Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture. Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast. The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility culture and natural beauty.On this 5-hour tour you will go from the base of the volcano all the way to the top. There you will find an impressive view onto the lagoon. From the top the guide will lead you down the stairs to the lagoon itself. Lots of times
From $44.00

More Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

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Escuela De Cristo

The school of Christ was established in 1543 by the Franciscan Order. The original structure was damaged numerous times by earthquakes. The current church was built in 1728. This church along with...
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Landivar Monument

This famous Latin poet and author is Antigua's most famous citizens. He lived in the 1700's and although his greatest works were produced while living in Italy, he is still remembered here with this...
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La Merced

This is one of Antigua's most ornate and largest churches. It's still widely used today (although the Cloisters are in ruin), and is one of the central points for Santa Semana celebrations. The...
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Tours outside the city

There are quite a few companies dotted around the city offering tours, and you’ll probably be approached by young men touting for business in and around the Parque Central. The tours offered seem to...
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ChocoMuseo

ChocoMuseo is the new cacao and chocolate museum in Antigua, Guatemala.I took the 2 hours chocolate making class which was great fun and where I learnt everything about cacao and chocolate. In the end...
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Chicken bus terminal

For another sample of modern-day Antiguan life, once you’re done with the market head over to the bus station just behind it. I’ve written elsewhere about the colourful so-called chicken buses, and if...
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Casa del Jade

The Casa del Jade is in a reconstructed 16th Century house. There is a small Jade Museum on one side of the shop. All 58 pieces are replicas, but they are still very interesting to look at. The...
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Casa Santo Domingo

Casa Santo Domingo is a modern hotel built amid the ruins of the 16th Century Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo. The old colonial buildings now house a number of museums: Colonial art, Archaeology,...
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Casa del Tejido

The Museo Casa del Tejido is a very interesting Textile Museum that shows the local dress of many different Mayan groups, as well as demonstrating the art of weaving. They also serve as a sales outlet...
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JADE museum and store - high quality stuff

La Casa del Jade The day before I went to Antigua, I met an American tourist who said she did not like her Antigua tour because they brought her to museums and then a jade store where she felt...
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Casa Santo Domingo - 5-star hotel with museum

This hotel has won several awards – being dubbed as the best hotel in the whole of Central America. Aside from being a wonderful hotel with amazing grounds and scenery, the family that owns the hotel...
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La Merced - Cloister Ruins

The Cloisters of La Merced were abandoned after repeated earthquake damage. Today you can visit for a small fee. The Cloister has one of the best preserved fountains of all the church ruins of Antigua...
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Adventure Awaits.....

Antigua is a great base for adventure sports. I used a local company to book my Pacaya Volcano hike and off-road mountain biking. Both activities were awesome experiences.The company is Old Town...
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Visit nearby village of Santiago Zamora

Very interesting village tour organized by a Women's Collective.Learn about local culture and history and see incredible handicraft skills up close.I have worked quite extensively with this village...
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